• Russia-Ukraine War June 18, 2022 12:44 am

    Russian Superyacht Amadea Arrives in Honolulu From Fiji

    A Russian-owned superyacht seized by the United States arrived in Honolulu Harbor on Thursday flying an American flag. The U.S. last week won a legal battle in Fiji to take the $325 million vessel and immediately sailed it to Hawaii. The FBI has linked the Amadea to the Russian oligarch Suleiman Kerimov. The U.S. said Kerimov secretly bought the...

  • Alexei Navalny June 15, 2022 12:47 am

    Imprisoned Kremlin Critic Navalny Moved, Alarming His Allies

    Allies of imprisoned opposition politician Alexei Navalny sounded the alarm Tuesday when they discovered he was no longer in the prison where he had been serving his time and there was no word on where he had been taken. But late in the day, the chairman of a prison monitoring commission said Navalny had been transferred to a maximum-security prison…

  • Russia-Ukraine War June 14, 2022 9:58 pm

    Russians Control 80% of Key Ukraine City, Cut Escape Routes

    A governor says Russian forces control about 80% of the key Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk. The Luhansk regional leader says Russian forces have destroyed all three bridges out of the city but Ukrainians were still trying to evacuate the wounded despite relentless shelling. A Russian general says a humanitarian corridor will be opened Wednesday to evacuate civilians from the city’s...

  • Russia-Ukraine War June 6, 2022 11:06 am

    UK Defies Putin's Threats, Will Send Ukraine High-Tech Missile System

    The British government says the multiple-launch rocket systems it’s offering to Ukraine will bring “a significant boost in capability” for the country’s efforts to resist Russia’s invasion. British Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said in a statement Monday that “if the international community continues its support, I believe Ukraine can win” its war against Russia. The statement came after comments Sunday...

  • Russia-Ukraine War June 1, 2022 2:50 am

    Biden Says US Sending Medium-Range Rocket Systems to Ukraine

    The Biden administration is sending Ukraine a small number of high-tech, medium-range rocket systems. Ukrainian leaders have been begging for the critical weapons as they struggle to stall Russian progress in the Donbas region. The U.S. plan tries to strike a balance between the desire to help Ukraine battle ferocious Russian artillery barrages while not providing arms that could allow...

  • Russian navy May 28, 2022 6:23 pm

    Russia Test-Fires Its Latest Hypersonic Zircon Missile

    Russia’s navy has conducted another successful test of a prospective hypersonic missile, a demonstration of the military’s long-range strike capability amid the fighting in Ukraine.

  • Russia-Ukraine War May 28, 2022 12:29 pm

    Russia Takes Small Cities, Aims to Widen East Ukraine Battle

    Russia has claimed the capture of a key railway junction as its forces fight to seize all of eastern Ukraine’s contested Donbas region. A Russian Defense ministry spokesman reported Saturday said the city of Lyman had been “completely liberated” by a joint force of Russian soldiers and Moscow-backed separatists. The city is the second small municipality to fall to Russian...

  • Russia-Ukraine War May 25, 2022 5:29 am

    Ukraine: 200 Bodies Found in Basement in Mariupol's Ruins

    Ukrainian authorities say workers digging through the rubble of an apartment building in Mariupol found 200 bodies in the basement. It was a grim reminder of the horrors still coming to light in the ruined city that has seen some of the worst suffering of the 3-month-old war. An adviser to Mariupol’s mayor said a stench from the decomposing bodies...

  • Russia-Ukraine Crisis May 24, 2022 8:14 am

    Outgoing Philippine President Hits Putin's War: ‘I Kill Criminals,' Not Kids, Elders

    Rodrigo Duterte, who openly calls Vladimir Putin an idol, voiced his rebuke for the first time over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in remarks aired Tuesday where he blamed the 3-month-old war for the spike in global oil prices.

  • Russia-Ukraine War May 22, 2022 8:23 pm

    ‘A Long Journey': Volunteers From Belarus Fight for Ukraine

    One is a restaurateur who fled Belarus when he learned he was about to be arrested for criticizing President Alexander Lukashenko. Another was given the choice of either denouncing fellow opposition activists or being jailed. And one is certain his brother was killed by the country’s security forces. What united them is their determination to resist Lukashenko by fighting...

  • Russia-Ukraine War May 21, 2022 3:00 am

    Russia Claims to Have Taken Full Control of Mariupol

    Russia claims to have captured Mariupol in what would be its biggest victory yet in its war with Ukraine. A spokesman said the Russian defense minister reported the “complete liberation” of the Azovstal steel plant — the last stronghold of Ukrainian resistance — and the city as a whole. The announcement followed a nearly three-month siege that reduced much of...

  • George W. Bush May 19, 2022 10:07 pm

    In Widely-Seen Gaffe, George W. Bush Decries ‘Brutal' Invasion of Iraq — When He Meant Ukraine

    Former President George W. Bush compared Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskyy to Winston Churchill while commenting on the Russian invasion of Ukraine at an event at the Bush Center on Wednesday.

  • Russia-Ukraine War May 19, 2022 2:24 am

    Interrogation, Uncertainty for Surrendering Mariupol Troops

    Russia says that nearly 1,000 Ukrainian troops who doggedly defended a giant steelworks in Mariupol have surrendered. The plant became a symbol of their country’s resistance. The announcement Wednesday comes as the battle for the strategic port city appeared all but over. Ukraine ordered the fighters to save their lives and said their mission to tie up Russian forces is...

  • Russia-Ukraine War May 18, 2022 8:09 pm

    Russian Soldier Pleads Guilty at Ukraine War Crimes Trial

    A 21-year-old Russian soldier facing the first war crimes trial since Moscow invaded Ukraine has pleaded guilty to killing an unarmed civilian. Sgt. Vadim Shishimarin could get life in prison for shooting a a 62-year-old Ukrainian man in the head through an open car window on Feb. 28. Shishimarin is being prosecuted under a section of the Ukrainian criminal code...

  • Russia-Ukraine War May 18, 2022 2:54 am

    Fall of Mariupol Appears at Hand; Fighters Leave Steel Plant

    The fall of Mariupol appears at hand as Ukraine is moving to abandon a sprawling steel plant where its soldiers had held out under relentless bombardment for months, which would make it the biggest city to fall into Russian hands. Much of it, though, has been reduced to rubble. Ukraine estimates some 20,000 civilians have been killed in the Russian...

  • VLADIMIR PUTIN May 14, 2022 6:34 pm

    Putin Warns Finland NATO Membership Would Harm Relations

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned his Finnish counterpart that relations between the two neighbors could be “negatively affected” if Finland follows through with plans to apply for NATO membership. The Kremlin’s press service said in a statement Saturday that Putin told Sauli Niinisto Finland’s abandonment “of its traditional policy of military neutrality would be an error since there are...

  • Russia-Ukraine War May 12, 2022 2:19 am

    Ukraine to Hold First War Crimes Trial of Captured Russian

    Ukraine’s top prosecutor says the country plans to hold its first war crimes trial of a captured Russian soldier. Prosecutor General Iryna Venediktova said Wednesday that her office charged 21-year-old Sgt. Vadin Shyshimarin in the Feb. 28 killing of an unarmed 62-year-old civilian in northeastern Ukraine. She didn’t say when the trial will start, but her office has said it...

  • VLADIMIR PUTIN May 11, 2022 8:13 am

    US, Western Europe Fret Over Uncertain Russia-Ukraine War Endgame

    The possibility of a stalemate is fueling concerns that Ukraine may remain a deadly European battlefield and a source of continental and global instability for months, or even years, to come.

  • Russia-Ukraine Crisis May 10, 2022 7:57 pm

    No, This TIME Magazine Cover of Putin Wasn't Real

    An artist edited Vladimir Putin and Adolf Hitler onto a Time magazine cover, and many people falsely assumed the image was real – then shared it widely around social media. Reporter Maya Broadwater from Mediawise, a digital media literacy and factchecking group, explains.

  • Russia-Ukraine War May 9, 2022 8:21 pm

    As Putin Marks Victory Day, His Troops Make Little War Gains

    Russian President Vladimir Putin marked his country’s biggest patriotic holiday Monday without a major new battlefield success in Ukraine to boast of, as the war ground on through its 11th week with the Kremlin’s forces making little or no progress in their offensive. The Russian leader oversaw a Victory Day parade on Moscow’s Red Square, watching as troops marched in formation...

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